Shortly afterward, they sprayed tear gas and forced their way into a room that had been barricaded by Melia and his supporters.
Nearly 80 people have been arrested and more than 100 injured since Tuesday amid a furore over free speech and use of violence by Hasél's supporters and police.
Spanish police clashed on Wednesday night with protesters in Madrid and Barcelona, as fresh demonstrations broke out over the jailing of a rapper for tweets insulting police and the monarchy.
Demonstrators called for civil disobedience as mass street protests against military rule in Myanmar entered their second week.
Thousands of protesters in Myanmar have defied a ban on gatherings by the military who ousted the elected government two weeks ago.
The protesters demanded the release of four of their leaders who have been detained and await trial for defaming the monarchy.
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A leader of the Polish Women’s Strike, the movement that has led mass nationwide protests against a near total abortion ban in Poland, has been charged with criminal felonies.
The fatal police shooting of a street performer in Chile sparks violent protests in the capital Santiago and calls for reform on social media.
Myanmar saw its largest anti-coup protests yet on Saturday with young demonstrators spilling on to the streets to denounce the new military regime, despite a nationwide internet blackout.
The latest protests came a day after India's agriculture minister defended the laws in parliament, dampening hopes of a settlement.
"Why do we need to first vaccinate 90-year-olds?" asked Marcel R. "From my point of view, no one needs to live to 110. I'd rather my children be able to go to a café or a concert."
Students came out to demand that soldiers return to their barracks, release the country's detained leaders, including Aung San Suu Kyi, and restore democracy.
The applause in Yangon on Thursday came as about 70 recently elected lawmakers defied the new military government on Thursday by convening a symbolic meeting of the Parliament that was prevented from opening.
Students have been protesting the appointment of an Erdogan loyalist as the rector of Istanbul's prestigious Bogazici University, with some demonstrations resulting in clashes with security forces.
The coup came earlier this week as the country's new parliament was set to sit for the first time following elections last year.
A backlash against ‘sensationalist’ celebrity tweets emerges, as farmers continue to strike on the streets of India.
Around 30 of them performed outside the French capital's Gare du Nord station, reading or performing on small theatre stages.